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What's new with WELS Parish Nursing:

2019 WELSNA Spring Conference 

SAVE THE DATE!!  The 2019 WELSNA Spring Conference will take place on April 26th and 27th at Eastside Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin. What Does a Parish Nurse Do?! One of the morning breakouts meant just for those with a curiousity about Parish Nursing! Stay tuned for more details! 

Future Fall Parish Nurse Gatherings?? The WELSNA Council has decided to forgo the usual Fall Parish Nurse Gathering until more time and resources dictate that as a possibility. The Spring Conference will continue to provide speakers that are of interest to both parish nurses and the nurse in the parish! We look forward to serving both!

Questions regarding parish nursing? Feel free to contact Sue Bolha at 262-677-3485 or

Blood Borne Pathogen Church/School Policy A sample policy for churches/school to use is now available for you to download and edit to meet your needs. Click on Church/School Newsletter Articles above to find the sample. Parish nurses are being asked to help create a policy, as the school goes through the accreditation process.

The Wisconsin Lutheran College 2019 summer online parish nurse course is taking names of nurses wanting more information.  Click for online informationREGISTER HERE
Lisa LeBlanc, the professor teaching the course, reports that our WELS/ELS nurses who have already taken the course have been a delight to work with. They learned about the role of the Parish Nurse, conducted home visits, conducted congregational needs assessments, and created a template of documents needed for their Faith Community Nurse certification (which is optional).  Keep these nurses in your prayers as they apply that knowledge and they establish a parish nurse ministry in their congregation. May both the nurses and congregations be blessed! A special thank-you to WLC for providing this opportunity! And a special thank you to Christian Aid & Relief for the grant providing matching funds for the tuition costs.

Let us know if you might be interested in a future online parish nurse course and we can add you to the list of interested nurses and let you know when more information is available. Contact Sue @ with questions!

Click Here to view and download a letter from Director of Special Ministries, Pastor James Behringer to your Pastor when asking for your congregation's funding commitment for a future course offering.

Downloadable School/Church PN Newsletter Articles See the menu above and download the articles you wish to use! Please site the source if provided and/or edit as you need, for your congregations needs. Want to submit some of your articles to share with others? Send to Sue at

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so that in all things God may be praised through Christ Jesus."
1 Peter 4:11